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Lockheed Martin’s exoskeleton wins design awards, honors

Lockheed Martin’s FORTIS exoskeleton received several accolades in 2014 highlighting its innovative technology design and its benefit to users in an industrial setting.

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Fire Scout takes first flight on USS Jason Dunham

The U.S. Navy and Northrop Grumman successfully flew the MQ-8C Fire Scout system for the first time off the guided-missile destroyer, USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109), Dec. 16, off the Virginia coast.

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Titan accepts delivery of Africa’s first S-76D helo

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced Dec. 19 that Titan Helicopter Group has accepted delivery of the first S-76D™ helicopter that will operate in Africa.

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Luke returns F-16Ds to flight after longeron repair

Air Force officials removed 82 two-seat F-16D Fighting Falcons from flight earlier this summer after discovering cracks along the canopy sill longeron between the front and rear pilot seats.

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Luxembourg, US leaders commemorate Battle of the Bulge

Nearly 200 Luxembourgers and Americans observed the 70th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge during a commemorative ceremony Dec. 16, at Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial in Luxembourg.


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America’s entry into World War II remembered 73 years later

Posted  December 10, 2014

Courtesy photograph President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Declaration of War against Japan on Dec. 8, 1941, a day after the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. On Dec. 7, 1941, the Empire of Japan carried out a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The next day, President Franklin Roosevelt told a joint session of Congress…

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Historic leap: Navy shipboard laser operates in Arabian Gulf

Posted  December 10, 2014

Officials at the Office of Naval Research announced Dec. 10 the laser weapon system - a cutting-edge weapon that brings significant new capabilities to America's Sailors and Marines - was for the first time successfully deployed and operated aboard a naval vessel in the Arabian Gulf.

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Boeing CST-100 spacecraft moves another step closer to flight

Posted  December 10, 2014

Boeing and NASA recently completed the Ground Segment Critical Design Review and set the baseline design for the company’s Commercial Crew Transportation System, moving a step closer to the planned early 2017 voyage to the International Space Station. Completion of the Certification Baseline Review allows construction on system hardware, including the spacecraft and United Launch…

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Missing airman from World War II buried at Arlington

Posted  December 10, 2014

The remains of an Army Air Forces Airman who had been missing since World War II was buried with full honors at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., Dec. 4.

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Air Force realigns missions to enhance nuclear support

Posted  December 10, 2014

In response to a directive from the secretary of the Air Force and chief of staff of the Air Force, the 377th Air Base Wing in Albuquerque, N.M., will realign under Air Force Global Strike Command, and the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center will reorganize, combining the AFNWC commander and Air Force program executive officer…

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Boeing expands landing gear overhaul, exchange offerings

Posted  December 10, 2014

Boeing announced Dec. 10 that Air Canada, the largest domestic and international airline in Canada, is the launch customer for Boeing’s new landing gear exchange programs for 777-300ER (Extended Range) and 777-200LR (Longer Range) airframes. Under the agreement, Air Canada will receive fully overhauled and certified landing gear shipsets for its fleet of 17 777-300ERs…

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CalVet launches veterans homes hiring blitz

Posted  December 10, 2014

In preparation for the opening of a new Skilled Nursing Unit at the CalVet West Los Angeles Veterans Home, CalVet will be holding a CalVet Job Fair Jan. 21, 2015. The fair runs 9 a.m.-4 p.m., and will be held at the West LA Home, 11500 Nimitz Ave., Los Angeles. CalVet is seeking applicants for…

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Headlines December 8, 2014

Posted  December 8, 2014

News: Hagel says U.S. to leave up to 1,000 extra troops in Afghanistan – Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Saturday confirmed that the Obama administration will leave up to 1,000 more troops than originally planned in Afghanistan beyond year’s end, as the United States and NATO nations scramble to ensure that a new international mission to…

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News Briefs December 8, 2014

Posted  December 8, 2014

Israeli military opens new Gaza war investigations The Israeli military says it has opened eight new criminal investigations into cases involving Palestinian civilian casualties in this summer’s Gaza war. The Dec. 6 announcement appears to be a further attempt to head off international investigations into the military’s conduct during the 50-day conflict. More than 2,100…

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NASA’s new Orion spacecraft completes first spaceflight test

Posted  December 8, 2014

NASA marked a major milestone Dec. 5 on its journey to Mars as the Orion spacecraft completed its first voyage to space, traveling farther than any spacecraft designed for astronauts has been in more than 40 years.

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